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David Willetts

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The broadcast version of this programme is subtitled.

In this programme, former Secretary of State for Education Estelle Morris meets David Willetts, the newly appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Education & Skills.

Once described by The Times as "too nice to be leader", David Willetts MP has a reputation as a moderniser and as one of the Conservative Party's "big thinkers".

This programme sees the MP talk about how the Conservatives previously had the "wrong approach" to education and how the priority now should be to "increase the total number of good school places".

In addition, Willetts explains why the Conservatives will not be reinstating the 11 Plus, describing the old assessment as "brutal" and "traumatic".

Willetts also reveals his passion for history and claims that the teaching of the subject is, "one of the most powerful ways we've got of spreading a sense of citizenship".

See the resources and support materials page for links related to this programme.

The resources and support materials page also features a full subtitle document.

Part of the series: Estelle Morris Meets

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